September 4, 2017 by
Read till the last line. Download the Farmer Balance Sheet App from below link. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.agrow Create a Crop  for a type of cultivation method that you are using, Chemical Based, Organic or ZBNF. Enter all the required expenses that you have incurred for that crop including the value of your work, money you could received if you could have given the land on lease. Enter the Earnings that you have received in selling section. Here you Balance Sheet for a crop is prepared, and you now know if you are in Profit or in Loss. 1. If you are in Profit, Analyse your expenses and optimize where you can cut down the expenses to become more profitable. 2. If you are in LOSS, you still have 2 ways to become profitable          a. Check you expenses and verify if you can cut down to be on profit making side          b. If you feel that your LOSS can not be bridged, SIMPLY LEASE THE LAND AND FREE YOUR SELF FOR SOME OTHER WORK. In this scenario your income double (Income  from leasing the land + Income by performing other work ) Don't be EMOTIONAL about FARMING be PRACTICAL. Because you being farmer have to run a family and educate your kids.                        

August 31, 2017 by
Attention all Farmers: How to check if Your Farm Income is Doubled by 2022? If we don't know what is our current income or profit in farming, how can we know our income is going to get doubled or not. 2022 Farmer Balance Sheet App let you know what is your current income and spend in easy manner. 1.Download the App 2.Register 3.Add Crop from List for year and season. 4.Enter expenses by farm activities and revenue by sales events 5. DO NOT forget to enter value of your own work in just like CEO take salary from a company, a farmer should consider his monetary value of work. App will automatically calculate your farm expenses and earnings. Gives Profitability or Loss figures Keep record for every crop and understand. App works offline once you registered. Download from the link below. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.agrow Shortly app will be available in Local Indian Languages.

August 6, 2017 by
There was a farmer who grew excellent quality corn. Every year he won the award for the best grown corn. One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors. “How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?” the reporter asked.           “Why sir,” said the farmer, “Didn’t you know? The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn.” So is with our lives... Those who want to live meaningfully and well must help enrich the lives of others, for the value of a life is measured by the lives it touches. And those who choose to be happy must help others find happiness, for the welfare of each is bound up with the welfare of all... -Call it power of collectivity... -Call it a principle of success... -Call it a law of life. The fact is, None of Us Truly Wins, Until We All Win!! Share picked up from a whatsapp message Subhash Lode

August 5, 2017 by
             The Above picturized machine is an innovation done for to reduce manual efforts to perform an recipe. A recipe for human addiction which gives ecstatic feeling when consumed. This analysis is no brainer’s observation in certain part of Vidarbha (Maharashtra, India) and Adilabad. Well basically it is machine which helps in preparation of mixture of baked Beetelnuts, tobacco and lime (Calcium Oxide). This mixture is called as Kharra and can be flavored with multiple condiments to suite the customer. This Kharra upon consumption gives a kick and ecstatic feeling for some time and addictive one need 2 to 5 doses in a day. Now you may be wondering what it has to do with farmer suicides. The price of this ecstatic mixture Kharra varies from 10 to 25 rupees considering least 2 doses a day makes it yearly 10*2*365 =7,300 of minimum and on higher side on somewhere around 18 to 20 thousand. Neither beetle nuts grows in vidarbha nor does the tobacco mean none of revenue goes to local farmers. This is prima facie & monetary impact on pockets of farmer. While beetlenuts and tobacco are very well known for its cancer causing properties and combined with lime makes a deadly combination in mouth, food intake and digestion track.                When this kharra is supported by wine and gambling it’s a complete death trap for the family and makes all members vulnerable, degrades the family financials. If you take up tour Vidarbha region, Kharra & daru are supported by carom cafes which are becoming betting hubs. These hubs have become the time pass of younger generation where hardly people are exchanging thoughts on progress or taking decisions to improve the situation. Now who are all these folks engaged in these activities, most of them are educated sons of farmers, who at a times feel shy of working in their farms. In few instances they are asked by farmer parents to not to work at field and focus on study. Here we should observe the this time pass is taking pie from man hours at farm.   The Policy makers who are working on farmer suicide issues for Vidarbha region must look into Kharra culture, which basically thrived because no employment opportunities available locally.             We need a serious thought replace the kharra, daru and Carrom enterprises with farm based village enterprises that could turn the fortune for Vidarbha youths and farming population. There are multiple other reasons which are contributing to suicides are Low Price for farm produce, Crop Productivity, Floods, Fear of failure, Social Status, Relevant Markets, Droughts, No Access to finance, Health Problems, Dowry, Irrigation, Hailstorms, Bank Loan Recovery, High Farm Input Costs, No Food Processing Units, Untimely Rains, Not able to fund education of children, Agri Information Access, Depression, Private Money Lenders, High Labor costs, Less crop Alternatives/dependency on single crop, Coal/Cement Transport, Spurious Seeds, Self-Education, Mines Coal Based Power plants, Labor scarcity.   Subhash Lode, Founder Agrowbook.com